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PBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
accident last year. the pictures highlight uncertainty caused by company executives and government officials. tepco released six hours of video. it was recorded over five days starting march 11th. the footage shows people at the plant, an offsite center, at the firm's head office in tokyo and other branch offices. one section shows the plant chief was unable to communicate with government officials. >> another part shows the confusion over how to open the valve and lower the pressure inside a reactor. >> tepco officials say they plan to release more video recorded in the month after the accident. >>> japan's industry minister says the government will not allow a power company to start building a nuclear plant in western japan. the decision comes three weeks after the government allowed work to resume on two plants already under construction. yukio edano referred to plans by chugoku electric power company to build a facility in yamaguchi prefecture. he said the government's new energy policy rules out the construction of nuclear plants. government leaders adopted the policy last mon
WHUT
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am EDT
that time is on our side. it is not. >> the man there says it is time for governments off to act. he said the biggest risk is the euro zone. private sector money pulled out from peripheral economies in the region back into the core ones. that is pushing up borrowing costs for government, banks, countries, italy and spain. this he is says feeding a further downturn to. reap ver to reverse the situation is well timed fiscal consolidation and they need to do this reducing excessive debts. economists fame size steps need to be take in to boost foundations beneath banks they hope the european stability and bond buying program will help rebuild investor confidence. they suggest a unified system to supervise banks must be m playment pla -- implemented. economists point to japan as a risk. they project bank holdings of government bonds could increase to a third of total assets in five years. institutions could suffer heavy losses if interest rates rise. now the imf report suggests banks need a further boost to their balance sheets. and it said the japanese government should take tougher
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
delegates set a target of preserving 17% of land. many governments have yet to s pass laws enforcing the protocol. the participants are expected to discuss how to secure funding to meet the targets agreed. >>> military personnel from the united states and philippines have begun 11 days of joint exercises. the the drills began monday on the western coast m facing the south china sea. 3800 personnel are taking part in this year's exercises. that's 800 more than last year. a philippine know military suggest they reflect the numbers growing in the region. u the philippines is engaged in disputes with china. chinese patrol boats are preventing philippine fishing boats from approaching. u.s. leaders have expressed concern that china is expanding its activities in the region. >>> australian prime minister has urged japan to sign a free trade agreement with her country as soon as possible. she says no other fta will be more logical. he spoke at a reception in sydney. >> japan is a critically important economic partner for austr australia and will remain so in the future but in a dynamic and chan
WHUT
Oct 9, 2012 7:30am EDT
lending money to governments in need and they'll use it to purchase state bonds and bail out banks directly. analysts say they do expect one of the first tasks for those managers will be to purchase spanish sovereign bonds. well, imf economists zeroed in on the fiscal health of their host. they said planned increases in the consumption tax will not keep japan out of trouble. the economists released their latest report on the fiscal outlooks for various countries. they're predicting japan's debt will rise to nearly 2 1/2 times gdp in 2013 no. now, lawmakers passed a bill to double the consumption tax rate to 10% by 2015 but the imf report says that's just not enough and calling on leaders to carry out additional large-scale tax hikes along with spending cuts and saying japan really needs to generate at least a quarter of a trillion dollars in revenue over the next ten years. that would add up to more than 5% of gdp. here is an interesting sidenote. chinese bankers had planned to be here but they're going to be staying away. state-run xinhua news agency says the bankers are protestin
PBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
regional governments. the smp says prospects for the bonds were negative, suggesting further downgrades could follow. spanish leaders asked the eu in june for financial support to boost the capital of domestic commercial banks which are weighed down by bad loans. they may have to ask more bailout funds because the country's regions are asking the central government for financial assistance. >>> people around the world are feeling the effects of the global economic slow-down. but the poor and the young feel it more. ron madison spoke with the manager of the world bank to learn what can be done to lessen the burden millions share. >> reporter: some region developing the fastest are seeing some of the worst cases of poverty, significant portions of the populations living in poverty. that figure is expected to decline in 2013 from 2010. but still, fully 24.5% will be living on about $2 a day. what more now needs to be done to address poverty? >> i think in the next ten years they acquire a lot of risks. first we may be difficult to expect the same strong growth in the next decade. second on
WHUT
Oct 12, 2012 7:30am EDT
problems around the world. huddled in twos, threes, dozens, in board rooms, government buildings and hotels. hundreds have met together at annual meetings in tokyo of the international monetary fund and the world bank. and ron madison has been watching the meetings all week. ron, tell uh what is happening there today. >> reporter: we have been reporting on their, attempts to solve their economic challenges all week. in terms of reporting talking about that for quite a few years now. it is something to see hundred of people, some of the leading financial mind in the world to walk into a conference hall and all sit done together. today they filed into the plenary session at tokyo international forum and addressed the challenges of the debt crisis and the effects of that face to face. the director of the international monetary fund, challenged kol le ed colleague crisis behind them. urged them to complete the reform and in making changes urging them to remember those who are less privileged. >> there is a tough road ahead to transform your optimism. my optimism, your optimism into r
PBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
satisfied with their government's plan to increase taxes and cut social spending. the jobless rate was 25.1% in july. that's up 0.3 percentage points from the previous months. people between the ages of 15 and 24 are facing the toughest situation. their unemployment rate hit 54.2%. that means one in two is out of work. government leaders are negotiating with the eu and other organizations so they can receive more bailout funds as soon as possible. >>> executives at a maj janese company appears to be dialing up a deal that will give them presence in the united states. softbank is considering acquiring sprint nextel. sprint nextel has more than 56 million subscribers. negotiations are to acquire more than two-thirds of the company's shares. it's expected to reach 2.8 billn. both firmsre providers for apple's iphone and they both use a high speed wireless communication protocol called long term evolution. the stronger yen is believed to be a factor in soft bank's decision in acquiring sprint nextel. they are hoping to vastly expand their network and customer base in the united states wher
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
are so heavily vested in government bonds. the report says japanese government bonds account for 24% of assets of banks in japan. the institutions could suffer heavy losses if bond prices plummet. banks around the world see japanese and u.s. government bonds as safer assets in the face of the prolonged credit crisis in europe. they snapped up japanese bonds, causing the yen to spike to record levels. imf economists note japan and the united states are facing huge deficits and the countries need to implement fiscal reforms to maintain investor confidence. it also acknowledges a decision by eurozone countries to launch a permanent fund designed to bail out struggling members. they say worries about the health of the region's financial system have increased since the spring with the need to use capital to help troubled banks in spain. >>> greece is one of the struggling eurozone members counting on bailout funds to keep it functioning. international lenders are demanding the country's politicians implement deep spending cuts in return for that aid. angela merkel traveled to athens to u
WHUT
Oct 11, 2012 7:30am EDT
to see any concerted action, any results? >> when you start talking about g-7 governments, really they're overwhelmingly focused on domestic issues. s europeans are dealing with nothing but crisis in europe for the last three years. that's going to continue. that's occupying everything. the americans have an election coming up in four weeks. and there's much less interest in the united states in being the world's policemen or lender of last resort. japanese, you have prime minister every week. i mean, the level of consistency in governments here is just not feasible. and so really that does limit what can be done in any of these four. look, the longer the g-0 persists the more dangerous. so the persistence of the g-0 does lead to the creation of a new system. this is not a new world order. this is in between. precisely because you can't deal with the middle east conflicts in a g-0 world. you're not dealing with climate effectively in the g-0 world. new things will emerge. looking at the nape of the middle east right now, looking at how deep the european crisis is, how unwilling am
KCSMMHZ
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
returns are guaranteed by government donations. the real payoff, though, is seen in countries across the developing world. >> we were able to immunize 325 million children and save more than 5.5 million lives. >> reporter: firms issued the first vaccines in 2006. people in japan were allowed to start buying them two years later. they now account for half of the 60,000 investors worldwide. japanese are interested in the product because they have based low-interest rates on investments for years. but it's more than that. >> translator: i think it's very good because it can raise focus, and it can invest in meaningful activities at the same time. >> i think that conscience of the japanese public is very important to this effort. >> reporter: amy ohno wants to be part of that effort. she's looking forward to the next vaccine vial issuance. she likes the potential reward on her investment. >> translator: i'm home. >> reporter: and she likes the example she's setting for her 11-year-old son, kyohe. >> translator: there are so many children who die so young, just because they couldn't get a
KCSMMHZ
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
pushing up borrowing costs for governments and banks in countries such as spain and italy. vinals said neighbor nations need to do their part toward stability. policymakers need to build stronger firewalls and establish a banking union and a single supervisor. he said weak banks need to restructure their financing. now, vinals said what's happened in europe should serve as an example for financial leaders in the united states as well as here in japan. he said waiting until the strains become clearer just leads to harsher outcomes. vinals says japan's high level of debt presents a stability risk and said the government leaders need to deal with budget problems. they pointed to commercial bank holdings of government bonds as yet another risk. they project in five years bonds could make up a third of those banks' total assets and they warned those institutions would suffer heavy losses if interest rates rose. now, vinals said japanese leaders need to be more vigilant about their risks. i had a chance to speak with him about some of the problems and some of the solutions. mr. vinals,
KCSMMHZ
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
supervisors to complete the job of rewriting the rules of finance. government leaders need to tackle what she calls a legacy of high debt. lagarde says they should focus on getting people, particularly young people, back to work, and they should address the imbalances between rich and poor. she says financial leaders need to lift a veil of uncertainty. >>> one of lagarde's deputies says everyone at the imf world bank meetings is focused on uncertainty. our ron madison talked with joo ming to find out what he hopes will come out of this conference. >> which hold the most threat do you think of potentially derailing a fragile economy? >> the current risk number one is still the european crisis. if the crisis intensifies, it can cause skwit a bit of damage for the whole world. we did a study to see if one extreme case, for example, if things go, it could cause roughly 6% of gdp impact itself and roughly 6% for uk collective gdp impact, rough ly 2% for u.s and 2% for japan and china and the rest of the world. so, this is a pretty serious situation. >> we're seeing a slowdown now in china just ahe
KCSMMHZ
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >> they might be prudent because if assistance is given by the government for the public wealth and so on, it is not in line with the transformation to the consumption economy. and also it might involve the risk of inflation and realistic hike and so on. so they look a little bit prue dentd, but they have 7.5% of growth target. so i think in the end they'll achieve the goal. >> reporter: recent tensions over territorial disagreements between japan and china have cast a shadow over the two economies. nakao says he hopes the meetings will help the two sides overcome their differences. >> this shouldn't impede a strong economic tie. and i mention that prime minister noda and premier wen last december agreed to the cooperation. we have a lot of concrete efforts. once again, i hope that any difficulties will not harm this kind of progress. >> reporter: all right. well, as you can imagine, bankers have been wringing their hands at all this uncertainty that we've been talking about. tomorrow we'll take a look inside the financial sector. we'll have lots more from here at the tokyo internation
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
school bullying but local governments have started passing regulations to address the issue. they are informing educators, parents and others in the community that they have a responsibility to protect chdren. >>> people in tokyo, including myself, ar wearing warmer clothes today. it's a chilly morning. >> it's really cool. i wore a jacket in on my way to work. we had cooler conditions and less windy conditions. those conditions led to overnight cooling. today it's going to be the same story. we're going to see clear skies throughout the day today. out west this is a low pressure system producing heavy snow and showers in north eastern china that will be moving towards the korean peninsula. pr the tropical storm has been weakened to a low. it brings in drenching rain in northern parts of thailand. out east there's a typhoon. it's a strong typhoon. sustained winds are 126 kilometers per hour with gusts up to 108. it's going to strengthen into a strong typhoon. we're not sure where the system is going. we'll keep you posted. temperatures are looking like this. 22 degrees in seoul. it sh
KCSMMHZ
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
house of representatives intelligence committee is warning government agencies not to use products made by china's two top technology firms. committee members have been investigating them for almost a year. they say the firms may be involved in espionage activities for the chinese government and military. they are major global suppliers of mobile devices. nhk obtained a copy of the panel's report. the document criticizes the companies for being unwilling to cooperate with the inquiry. it says the firms fail to provide sufficient information on their relationship with the chinese government. the report concludes members of the intelligence committee cannot overcome the concerns they have regarding the firms' involvement with chinese intelligence. it warns the u.s. government not to use their products. chinese foreign ministry spokesperson hong lei reacted by saying china's technology firms are complying with the rules that govern global markets. and he says the u.s. is benefitting from various chinese products. hong called on u.s. leaders to abandon prejudice and avoid moves that would h
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